31.12.07

Happy measurement



Good by my old friend I will never know you again. Hello my new friend, it is nice to see you again.

The old year is almost over. A sizable chuck of the world is making a big deal about the new year. When I examine this concept I find it a bit hard to swallow. A year is just a measurement of time. The only time that really exists is now. So why do people make a big deal over a measurement of something that is not even real. Meanwhile we squander away the present moment contemplating our regrets of the past measurement and our desires for the new measurement. We resolve to do something different in the new measurement! Why should it take the new measurement to do something better or different? This seems shallow and insincere to me. Be the change now whenever that moment happens to fall.

Tonight I will were a silly hat, make noise and witness the beginning of a new measurement with my family. In just a moment I am going to sit in the lotus posture and stare at the wall for a while.

Happy new measurement to all!
Jordan

8 comments:

oxeye said...

Hi Jordan, Happy new year! I can't say I find the New Years celebrations completely shallow and insincere. It can seem grave and tragic too. Mostly silly.. but also beautiful and sad. It reminds me of the different ways reality can be viewed. Even sitting quietly can be seen as a celebration.

Mike Doe said...

Mind creates form to create meaning and to avoid the formless.

Happy new Measurement Unit!

Jordan said...

Jeff,
Hope this trip around the sun funds you well and happy!

Mike doe,
Thanks and back at ya!

Will said...

Jordan, I couldn't agree more. When did we vote and make Dec. with 31 days and February with 28 or 29? A hour with only 60 minutes? Mike Doe has it down man... time used to avoid the timeless. Yet another way to discern and compare, more time (older) less time (younger)... all meaningless.

Yet be careful, be very careful. Mom, wife, daughter, all would be sad if you missed their birthday.

The way I celebrated this orbit around the sun was by going to bed at my usual time, waking at my usual time and staring at the wall in my usual fashion.

Be will and don't make loved ones sad.
Will

Jordan said...

Thanks will you too!

Jordan

Will said...
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Will said...

(do over)
Here is link to a cute comic that expresses this sentiment. Safe for work and family oriented unlike others by this artist.
http://tinyurl.com/2hrotw

Jordan said...

Thanks will, That about sums it up nicely
Take care,
Jordan

Thanks for looking!